Talon

Striking gender differences in skill, pay

Soccer dispute causes concern for women In the 10 seconds it takes to read this sentence, Clint Dempsey, forward for United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT), will have made $1.46. In those same 10 seconds, Alex Morgan, forward for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), will have …

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Serve it up

Students seek the benefits of serving their community If you’ve been around Minnehaha for long enough, then you’re used to the different service projects going on, like yearly food drives and Cultural Field Experience in the spring. Service has always been a core part of Minnehaha, but the community service interns …

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Autonomous driving: safer than the alternative

On May 7, 2016, Joshua Brown died behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S. He did not decelerate when a tractor-trailer turned left in front of him on US Highway 27 in Florida. The top half of his car was scraped off by the trailer; he spiraled out of …

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Summer trips: Freshman Izzy Peterson

Minnehaha freshman Izzy Peterson spends summer learning the culture and language of Sweden   At Minnehaha, students in grades 9-12 keep themselves occupied during summer break by going on different trips and enjoying educational opportunities. From June 3 to August 24, Minnehaha high schoolers have a wide variety of summer …

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Six boys, 30 day canoe trip

Juniors Forrest Ahrens and Nils Andreasen travel to Ontario for a month long canoe trip on the Flint and Kapoka rivers Juniors Forrest Ahrens and Nils Andreasen traveled on a 30 day canoe trip in Ontario with four other teenage boys and one college-aged YMCA leader. On June 22, they …

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Contest: Post a Haiku!

The Talon is upon us for the first time this year!!!!! Our first contest this year is to write a haiku about anything in the paper. Haikus can be submitted through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! The best haiku will be picked next Friday, 10/7. The winner will receive a pan …

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Slam poetry with a punch

Slam poetry classes and competitions are prominent throughout the whole Twin Cities area, that extends all the way to the national level They leave spiral notebooks backstage and bring heartache into the spotlight. They strut or squirm or simply wander to the mic with something to say or scream or …

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Pastor Greg Ellis works to integrate faith and academics

  Greg Ellis settles into his new role as Minnehaha Chaplain This year, Pastor Greg Ellis is serving as Minnehaha’s Upper School Chaplain and is  teaching two Bible classes. “I’m teaching the same classes that Rev. B taught, so freshman Introduction to Reading the Bible,  and sophomores Life and Teachings …

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New procedures for iPad use

BOLD changes New guidelines and consequences for use of BOLD devices Why: “We want this to be a place where kids can connect with each other, with adults, distraction-free and really invest in their attention and the work they do while they’re here,” said Principal Jason Wenschlag. Not only was …

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Slovakian students hope to learn from their experiences

Juniors Karolina Kamenska and Katarína Skyvorá settle into life at Minnehaha For junior Slovakian exchange students Karolina Kamenska and Katarína Skyvorá, both are working to settle into a culture that is very different from their own. “You see all the new things, new people, new ways of living, and still you …

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